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Expert Picks: Domaine Gallois and…Domaine Gallois!

Posted on | December 1, 2015 | Written by Garrett Kowalsky | No Comments

Garrett_8.6.14_72dpiToday I want to take a quick moment to share with you an estate that means so much to me and I hope that you’ll give it a shot, maybe it will mean as much to you. Domaine Gallois, just 8.5 acres, is among the tiniest yet most revered estates IWM has ever carried on a regular basis. Over the past decade, I have e found that the extraordinary quality at Gallois is easily matched by the fervor that its wines inspire in those wine-lovers in the know. And this fervor is fed not just by the superior quality but also by the estate’s miniscule output, just 170-250 cases per label. Take a peek at two of Dominique’s stellar offerings and please, dive right in.

Domaine Gallois 2013 Bourgogne Rouge $29.99

When people look to the great wines of Burgundy they of course first fawn over the grand crus and 1er crus, but are those appellations really the true measure of a domaine? I would argue that the finest terroir with a little help will always produce a great wine. But what of the entry-level wines, the Bourgognes? How winemakers treat this offering is indicative of the respect they have for themselves and their own estate. Gallois’ is among the best. Drink this one now and for the next few years.

Domaine Gallois 2013 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe aux Moines $89.99

More than any other village, Gevrey-Chambertin is famous for its array of prized vineyard sites. In addition to having more grand cru vineyardss than any other village in the region, its 1er Cru vineyards turn out some of the most lauded wines in all of Burgundy. A personal favorite of mine is Combe aux Moines; the aromatics are bewitching and the mouth-feel is plush and sexy. It’s voluptuous and enticing, and it reminds you why you loved Burgundy in the first place. Gallois’ Combe aux Moines is second to none. Drink 2016 to 2024.

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